Amy Poehler is a national treasure. I was first hooked by her ‘Weekend Update’ chemistry on Saturday Night Live with Tina Fey and like millions of other fans I’ve been re-watching NBC’s Parks and Recreation for years. I will note that I’m a bigger fan of Tina Fey‘s 30 Rock than Parks and Rec but I don’t think a week goes by where I don’t watch at least a handful of P and R episodes.
As I’m sure you already know, Amy Poehler played Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation and her best friend on the show as Ann Perkins played by Rashida Jones. The two had a mini-reunion on Vanity Fair‘s YouTube channel where Rashida Jones made Amy Poehler take a lie detector test.
This type of lie detector test is famously unreliable and can be easily manipulated but I highly doubt Amy Poehler went into this with a metal tack underneath her toe. Instead, we get to watch Poehler sweat it out as Rashida drills her on a possible Parks and Recreation reunion that would 100% happen if Chris Pratt wasn’t the busiest actor on the planet. She also asks Amy about a secret group chat that 100% exists.
Here’s the full YouTube clip as well as some highlights below from Twitter that cut to the good parts.
Here are those Twitter highlights:
I truly believe we’ll see some sort of Parks and Recreation reunion at some point in the distant future even if it’s a one-off holiday episode but it will take the stars perfectly aligning and Chris Pratt’s career needs to slow down a little bit because he will never have time to get this done as long as he continues to fly all over the planet filming the biggest budget Hollywood films every year.